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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

October 13, 2018

Good evening. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell takes the desk starting at 9 a.m. Sunday. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

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COLUMBUS -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s support of an Ohio ballot proposal aimed at reducing the state’s prison population by making most drug possession cases misdemeanor crimes places the Republican stalwart at odds with many in his party. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 485 words.


BOSTON -- Colleges across the U.S. say they’re grappling with a growing number of sexual misconduct complaints from the past, largely because of the #MeToo movement. Schools from New England to the West Coast say they’ve seen an uptick in older cases, some of them from decades ago. The reports have raised questions about how to investigate such accusations. Administrators must figure out how to usher the matters through newer discipline systems built upon updated ideas about right and wrong. By Colin Binkley. SENT: 1,140 words. AP photos.


LEBANON, Ohio — President Donald Trump is boasting of a “really historic week for America” that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey. At an Ohio rally, Trump also campaigned at a rural fairground for Ohio’s gubernatorial and congressional candidates on Friday night. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 730 words. AP photos.




COLUMBUS -- The opening of a new and bigger jail for the county surrounding Ohio’s capital city is leading to expectations of even more sales at the jail commissary. Snack mix, nutty wafers and disposable razors are among the most popular purchases at the Franklin County Jail. By Mark Kovac, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 1,025 words. Mandatory member credit.



— CHILD KILLED-MAN CHARGED: An Ohio man accused of throwing a 1-year-old boy against a wall, killing him, has pleaded not guilty to charges.

— POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: Authorities in southwest Ohio say a man who stuck a gun out a door while police investigated a report of someone slashing tires has been shot and wounded by an officer.

— SUPREME COURT-OHIO VOTER ROLLS: A voting-rights group has appealed a federal judge’s ruling that again said voters haven’t been illegally purged from Ohio’s rolls.

— ELDERLY NEIGHBOR SLAYING: An Ohio teenager in who beat a 94-year-old neighbor to death with a flashlight when he was 15 has been sentenced in northeast Ohio’s Trumbull County to life in prison with no chance for parole.

— BABY IN CAR DIES: An Ohio man has received two years’ probation in Medina County for the death of his 6-month-old daughter who was left in a car for more than two hours on a nearly 90-degree day in July.

— BLACK HERITAGE-EXHIBIT: An annual Ohio art show will once again highlight black history and culture through several artistic mediums.


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